When I was a kid, my aunt had an "official" Laser 128 that was made, IIRC, by V-Tech.

Later in life, I bought a "Laser 128" off eBay but I don't know if it was really from V-Tech or not. Even though it actually does say "Laser 128" on the case. But it's not embossed or appears to be high quality printing.

I have never taken it apart to see what the branding on the motherboard is but the whole computer feels like a "clone of a clone".

Is it possible that I have another brand of Laser 128 other than V-Tech or, perhaps, I have a cheaper cost-reduced run made by V-Tech?

I don't have the computer near me at the moment. But I can dig it up and post pictures if needed.


  • Is it particular about the Apple IIc? Because there are numerous Apple II clones from various companies out there.
    – Janka
    Jan 5, 2017 at 2:36
  • Right. I know there were other II clones. But I'm only aware of V-Tech making IIc clones. That's why I asked.
    – cbmeeks
    Jan 6, 2017 at 21:14

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The Franklin Ace series was a number of Apple II clones. The Ace 500 specifically was considered a clone of the Apple IIc. You might be interested in wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_series#Clones.

As far as I know, there was no relationship between V-Tech and Franklin that would have led to an Ace motherboard in a Laser case.

  • 2
    Franklin Ace units sold in Sears department stores where I lived included the Spectrum Holobyte GATO submarine simulator bundled with it.
    – PhasedOut
    Jan 5, 2017 at 18:48

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